MSHSL Guidelines for Fall Activities for the 2020-21 School Year
Updated October 8, 2020
The Minnesota High School League and the Minnesota Department of Health recently revised their high school athletics attendance policies for the fall season. Each sport has a unique policy due to indoor vs. outdoor sport, type of venue, seating capacity, capacity restrictions, etc. (See https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronaviru...)
Sports allowing spectators will be managing attendance through a ticket distribution system. Tickets will be distributed by coach or team representative prior to game/match. Tickets will not be sold at the gate for any sporting events and passes will not be honored.
Minnetonka High School prohibits tailgating and/or viewing parties on campus grounds. However, several teams are offering live streaming of their events. Below is a list of Skippers varsity fall sports along with their attendance policy and remote viewing options:
Cross Country: Parent and student spectators are limited to two per participant in attendance after an initial no attendance policy.
Girls Swimming and Diving: No spectators will be allowed for safety reasons. Live streamed on YouTube.
Girls Tennis: Spectators allowed but must remain outside the facility and 12 feet from the fence.
Volleyball: Two spectators (tickets) per participant. Matches live-streamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/*
Varsity Soccer: Attendance is limited to 150 total spectators (75/school). Games live-streamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/*
Varsity Football: Attendance has been capped at 250 spectators total per game (125 tickets per school). Games live-streamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/*
*NFHS Network requires a monthly subscription fee.
PLEASE NOTE: No exceptions will be made to these attendance policies. All spectators must adhere to Covid-19 policies by practicing safe distancing of 6' or more at all times and and wearing face coverings at all times. Policies are subject to change.The District will continue to provide updates as information changes.
To view the competition schedule for all MHS varsity sports, visit https://srv3-advancedview.rschooltoday.com/public/...
MHS Athletics Return to Participation Policy
The MHS Athletics Return to Participation policy contains important information for participants and spectators. Find at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P-TWOh7Smxr3b_wlWoyvm51DQeKLTx__riavEGwOmK4/edit?usp=sharing.
Rec sports require less time commitment but are a fun way to stay ‘in-the-game,’ stay competitive and stay in shape!
You'll find a list of rec sports offerings for grades 9-12 on our our Clubs & Enrichments page.
Greetings MHS Students, Families and Supporters,
First of all, thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work out the details for the 2020-21 school year. I wish I could say it is over, but, unfortunately, responding to the often daily changes that Covid-19 has brought will likely be our new "normal" for some time.
We understand the challenges our students, educators and coaches have endured these past several months. The way the entire MHS community pulled together and rose to the occasion has been awe-inspiring. Our MHS class of 2020 took the hardest hit this past spring, beginning with the shift to online classes. Then came the disappointing cancelation of spring sports, prom, Seniors Serve, commencement ceremonies and the all-night senior party. Your class will forever be remembered for its resilience and grace. On behalf of the entire Minnetonka Schools staff, we are incredibly proud of you and know this experience will make you stronger and more compassionate individuals.
As we continue to evolve with Covid-19, rest assured we are working diligently in the MHS activities office to ensure each student-athlete has a memorable 2020-21 school year, however that may look. We understand the importance activities participation plays in the academic, social and emotional growth of our students, and the health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. We will continue to provide a variety of extracurricular opportunities under the guidance of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Several adjustments have already been implemented by the MSHSL, including the postponement of volleyball and football until spring. Additional fall sports will go on as planned, but you may see an abbreviated season.
While we don't know what the rest of the school year will look like, we will continue to keep you informed via email, district website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) as the plans unfold in the coming weeks. You may also visit the MSHSL website “News” page, https://www.mshsl.org/about/news/league-news, at any time. And please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas or concerns.
Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and commitment to our students. Have a great school year and GO SKIPPERS!
The MHS Activities Office requires a current sports physical for each school year prior to registration for any sport. You may send via fax to 952-401-5905 or email to either Jane or Gwynn:
Jane Mcgowan - MHS Activities Asst.
Gwynn Pletsch - MHS Activities Asst.
Spectatorship is limited for the 2020-21 school year and tickets will not be sold at this time. Fall sports attendance policies listed at left. More info to come for winter and spring sports.